Showing posts from October, 2007

Monday Morning Update

Since a couple of you asked, here it is.

I just took it 10 min ago, but you might as well slap a Saturday Sky title under it since it would look the same. I was waiting for a nicer sky but it never really showed up.

Guess what I got to wear over the wknd? My shawl! We went to a convention on Saturday and I knew it would be chilly during some of the lectures so I brought it and I'm glad I did! I can tell already that I will be getting good use out of this shawl. And the Rugrats love it, including fiber sensitive #1 Son. I'm thrilled it's done, but I feel a bit lost now that it is. I get that way with projects that take awhile to complete. I'm glad they are done, but there is a bit of a loss felt when it is. So what did I do? I cast on for a sweater!

I spent the majority of Sunday trying to get gauge on this sucker!! Finally I decided to go down one size on my needles and up one size on the sweater. The sizing will work, I just need to measure length in the sma…

Grown Up Conversation an a CONTEST!

Many moons ago, when AOL was one of the few places that had decent on line groups, my on line friend Vicky told me that a group of stitchers would be meeting up at the LNS just down the road from me. Would I like to come?


I had the normal meeting-new-people jitters, but we had a great time. And 7 years later we're still at it!

from l-r: Jacki, Pat, Kathy, me, Vicky and Dee.

Before meeting up with the girls I went to JoAnn's to get a couple of things. While the clearance section of the yarn was a bit dizzying (they carry SO much more now), I was able to resist and only get a couple of knitting magazines. I was trying to pace myself for the LNS. And I controlled myself there as well.

I bought some 28ct linen (sand and millenium blue) for two new projects I want to start, some GAST and WDW fibers and only one new pattern by M Designs, Five Cats and a Canary.

They had one stitched up in the shop and the dyed floss really makes a difference in the cats. Makes th…

How Times Have Changed

When I was a little girl, we had 5 channels to watch on TV, the big 3 (CBS, NBC and ABC), a local PBS channel and an independent local channel. Channels 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10 were all we got. We had a big antenna so the big 3 came in clear, the PBS channel was mostly clear and 6 (the independent channel) was grainy at best. Every once in awhile we could get a UHF channel, but that was REALLY snowy. I remember my grandmother asking how I could watch it since the reception was so grainy, but Wally Gator was on and since I hardly ever got to see it, I dealt with it.

Saturday mornings were for serious cartoon watching.

And if you wanted to see a movie, you went to the theatre. There was no Blockbuster video store.

When I was 12 or 13 we got cable. Or my sister did. My grandfather was quite happy with his antenna thankyouverymuch. Oh, but the cable.......MTV (when they actually played music videos!), and HBO!!!! We didn't get Cinemax because that's where the adult movies were p…

Saturday Stuff

The good news: The IO is feeling better.

The bad news: He's well enough to start a zillion projects again.

He has such good intentions, but he's exhausting.

Knitting good news: I have only 10 more repeats on my shawl!! WOOHOO! I'm not going to take any more pictures until it's done. I have SUCH incentive to work on this shawl now that I can REALLY see the end of the tunnel.

Knitting bad news: Not much really. I haven't done much with #1 Son's socks, but (more good news) he likes them! He's very sensitive with what he wears and 100% wool is too itchy for him. The yarn in his socks is a wool blend with nylon AND elastic in it so not only is it not itchy, but its also not tight (another thing he's sensitive to) so it looks like he will wear these socks. That gives me incentive to work on them now.

I'm SLOWLY starting to see things shaping up here. I'm getting piles put away faster than they are being made. My sewing table is still big AND in the living …

Thursday Kitties

Hey MOM! Remember when I grabbed your yarn and dragged it into Baby Girl's bedroom before I was caught?

(pause for a moment of silence)

Why do I think that was funnier for me than for you.......

Them teenagers never learn.

A Day of Rest

And that's today. I haven't done a whole lot of anything. The IO took the kids out this morning and I stayed home. What did I do? I watched Journeyman and I knit. Wasn't even a charity knit, it was ALL FOR ME!!!!

Today I was the charity case and I SOO needed it!!

Yesterday what started out as a 3 hour outing to the circus ended up being an all day event at the mall!! (Side note: don't know if its a local thing, but don't even BOTHER going to the Moscow circus.) While the circus was a bust, the mall was not. How can you NOT have fun when you get new shoes, eat pizza, eat popcorn, see a movie (The Game Plan - GREAT movie even though there was a sad part that made Baby Girl VERY sad), go to a pet store to see the animals AND stop by Blockbuster to rent even MORE movies?!?

I *did* take a late Saturday Sky shot, but since I was asleep by 8pm, I never got a chance to post it.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go back to my day off of knitting and surfing the web. eBay is …



Yeseree Bobcat that there reads 66 degrees!! I realize that would normally be a heat wave for some of you, but living in the Orlando area, it hasn't been that cool since June. And yes it may already be up to 80, but it's not supposed to get much hotter and since the humidity is low, it actually FEELs like the 80s!!

You take the cool weather while you can when you live in Florida.

With all this talk of *cold* weather, it get's a girl thinking abt wool socks. And that means shopping!! So what that I have a pair on the needles that I've hardly touched. Who cares that I have a HUGE bin full of sock yarn. When your LYS reopens after being closed for the entire summer, you go!!!

I REALLY wish I had a picture of the place before it was renovated. The previous owner was a smoker so even though she smoked outside, the store (AND the yarn) still smelled like smoke. Well new people bought the shop and the owners of the building renovated the spa…

Thursday Kitties

This is how we are all feeling around here these days......

The IO is slowly feeling better. His short term memory still stinks, but I think once he's completely off the meds, it will be better.

Tomorrow I'll have updates of a LNS closing, a LYS re-opening, and of course some new yarn acquisitions.

Meanwhile this is what *I* plan on doing this wknd.....

The Eagle Has Landed

That's right, the IO is home. He's on meds to keep his body from seizing up again, but he'll be off of that in 2 weeks. The good news is that when he sits in front of the computer, it still makes sense. The bad news is that his short term memory still needs some work. When we came home on Sunday, he looked at Hemi and wanted to know who he was. Later when he was going thru his emails he discovered that he was going back into computers again. And then he came across an email that had the memorial and obituary of a good friend who died in a plane crash a couple of months ago.

What a way to be welcomed home.

Last night once the kids went to sleep I pulled out the calendar and we went over the past 2 months. He remembered I wasn't working anymore, but didn't remember that I had gone back for 2 weeks. However once I started telling him the story of why I left, he remembered it. So that's the good thing. Once we went over it all, he remembered most of it, whi…

October Sky

Is it hot by you?? If you live in the south, its a possibility. I just checked the weather here and its 87 with a heat index of 98.

98! In October!!

For those of you who are enjoying nice fall temps, good for you. Try to send some our way. The last time I asked for rain, you all came thru for me, let's hope it works again.

Thank you for all the well wishes for both the IO and for me. As far as the IO is concerned, he's still in the hospital. Apparently this time around the seizure caused major damage to his muscles causing him to get rhabdomyolysis which means he needs to have a LOT of fluids in his system to flush out the bad stuff. Makes me wonder why it took so long to hook him up to an IV in the first place...Anyway, if his levels continue to drop, he'll be able to leave the hospital tomorrow.

His short term memory is not good either. He's getting better, but it's still sketchy. At least I don't have to remind him that he's there because he ha…

Where's My Rut????

When I was thinking of names for this blog, I was trying to come up with something catchy, but also something that fit and covered a broader spectrum than just crafting. I knew I would be posting abt other things; kids, husband, pets, homelife, along with my crafts. When the Insane One and I got engaged 22 years ago, he promised me that it would never be boring. He wasn't kidding. This is why my blog is named Never A Dull Moment. Twenty-two years later, it still holds true.

Yes this is leading to my news. The IO is in the hospital. In a nutshell, he decided he no longer wanted to be on a certain medication and so went off of it. No calling the dr, no weaning himself off. Well he paid the price for that today. He ended up having 2 withdrawal seizures this AM, one around 1:30AM and one around 10AM. That one I was awake for and could call the ambulance to take him to the hospital. He's doing better, mentally he is fine, but physically he feels like he was hit by a truc…

When Does the Boredom Set In???

You know, considering I'm not going into the office every day, you'd think things would slow down! HA!! There is still laundry and grocery shopping and school functions and ballet. And the vet. I've been twice this week, once for Hemi and once for Caesar. Both are fine, Caesar is slowing down a bit, but he's over 17 y/o and I'm just happy he's still plugging along! Hemi will be neutered on Halloween (I know, SOO many jokes with that one!), but I'm going to see if we can do it sooner. He's always wrestled with the other cats, but now he's trying to mount them while biting the scruff of their necks. NOT good. The other cats are spayed so no babies can be made, but I'm trying to avoid other tom cat qualities from starting (ie SPRAYING!). Plus the other cats are having NONE of that nonesense so playful kitten time has turned into a WWE smackdown!

Hemi: How do I resist when the temptation is so great?!?

Apparently attacking the other cats isnt the only…